Virtual

2021 Mar 19

Cambio Constitucional y Demandas Sociales: Se Puede Cerrar la Brecha? / Constitutional Change and Social Demands: Can the Gap be Closed?

10:00am


This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

Speakers: Dan Brinks, Catedrático de Gobierno y Derecho, Director del Departamento de Gobierno, Universidad de Texas-Austin; Rossana Castiglioni, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales e Historia, Universidad Diego Portales; Yanira Zúñiga, Profesora del Instituto de...

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2021 Jan 29

Las Elecciones Constituyentes en Chile: ¿Cómo Representar en Medio de una Crisis de Representación? / Constituent Elections in Chile: How to Provide Representation during a Representation Crisis?

10:30am


This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Director Binenkorb del Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos; Profesor Richard J. Schwartz, Departamento de Gobierno, Cornell University; Jennifer Piscopo, Profesora de Política, Miembro de Estudios latinoamericanos y Latino/a...

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2021 Apr 27

Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Following the overwhelming vote to discard Chile’s Pinochet-era Constitution, Chileans will elect a new Constituent Assembly in April 2021. The new Assembly is under pressure to write a more inclusionary Constitution that incorporates a range of new social rights, including indigenous rights. What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of of expanding constitutional rights in this...

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2021 Apr 20

Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

One of the most surprising developments in Mexico's transition to democracy was the outbreak of criminal wars and large-scale criminal violence. Why did Mexican drug cartels go to war as the country transitioned away from one-party rule? Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley will present the answers that they develop in their new book Votes, Drugs, and...

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2021 Apr 13

Peru’s Presidential Election: A Path Out of Crisis, or More of the Same?

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Plagued by corruption scandals and a series of constitutional crises, Peruvian democracy limped toward the April 2021 presidential election. The country has had five presidents since 2016. Will the 2021 change anything? Four Peruvian analysts from diverse political backgrounds, including...

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2021 Apr 06

Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Despite a legacy of slavery and racial diversity, race was not a salient cleavage of politics in Latin America before the twenty-first century. How parties managed to keep race off the agenda of politics, why demands for racial inclusion and justice have suddenly become so salient, and how race has impacted politics are key questions for the study of Latin American politics today...

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2021 Mar 30

U.S. Policy Towards Latin America Under Biden

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

How will U.S. policy toward Latin America change under the Biden Administration? Will we see a return to Obama era policies, or something new? What are the new administration’s principal priorities and challenges in Latin America? What should they be? Four experts on U.S.-Latin American relations discuss changes and continuities in the post-Trump...

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2021 Mar 23

Mexico Under AMLO

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Andres Manuel López Obrador’s ascent to the Mexican presidency in 2018 generated high hopes among many Mexicans—and considerable fear among much of the country’s elite. Four scholars of Mexican politics debate the first three years of the AMLO presidency, evaluating some of the...

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2021 Mar 09

Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Many Latin American governments reduced inequality and strengthened social safety nets since the 2000s. Will COVID-19 wipe out Latin America’s progress? How has the pandemic exposed and affected inequalities in the region? To what extent have governments been able to use social policy to cushion the blow? And what reforms to social welfare models will be...

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2021 Mar 02

The Return of the Military?

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

In the twenty-first century, it was assumed that Latin American militaries had finally been brought under civilian control, and that challenges to democracy would not come from the barracks. Recent developments in several countries have raised the question of whether this optimism was premature. Panelists will discuss the role the military has played...

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2021 Feb 23

Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

The challenges posed by climate change are urgent across the globe, but few countries are as key to solving these challenges as Brazil. Brazil has contributed to climate change through deforestation yet has also been a leader in the development of renewable energy sources. The political economy of this transition to new energy sources is highlighted in this panel, which will...

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2021 Feb 16

Is Colombia’s Peace Over? Challenges and Progress in Implementing the Peace Accords

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

In August 2016, Colombia signed a hard-won peace deal with the FARC. But, nearly five years later, the promise of an end to violence, renewed rural development, and transitional justice stand in peril. What has been achieved? What are the obstacles to implementation? And how has violence in Colombia evolved since the peace...

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2021 May 05

Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Patricio Del Real

5:00pm to 6:00pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
Moderated by: Cristina Lopez Uribe, Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

This conversation series is part of Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA), an...

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